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tts militia landed at Fortress Monroe, Va., from the steamer State of Maine.--(Doc. 74.)--J. B. B. in the N. Y. Times, April 22. The citizens of Taunton, Mass., presented Major Robert Anderson a sword, as an expression of their admiration of his courage, loyalty, and devotion to the country. The presentation was made by Capt. W. C. Levering at the Brevoort House in New York.--Tribune, April 22. Union meetings were held at Schenectady, Hudson, Utica, Waverley, and Dunkirk, N. Y; Stockbridge. Mass.; Bridgeport, Conn.; Springfield and Chicago, Ill. During the proceedings at Chicago, at the suggestion of Judge Mannierre, the whole audience raised their right hands and took the oath of allegiance to the Union, repeating the oath after the Judge.--Detroit Free Press. A Southern merchant writes to a correspondent in New York: ---, Tenn., April 20, 1861. Gentlemen: Our note to you for $187 12100, due to-day, has not been paid. We deeply regret the necessity that i
p by Newell Smith, Esq., one of the oldest inhabitants of the town, and saluted by the firing of cannon on a neighboring hill, the Star-Spangled Banner by Flagg's Band, and the cheers of the spectators. A public meeting was organized, and addresses were made by Rev. Messrs. Green, Atwood, and Emerson, all of Needham, and by Major Wright and Solomon Flagg, Esq. An original poem was delivered by Benjamin G. Kimball, Esq., and an ode, written for the occasion, by lion. E. W. B. Canning, of Stockbridge, was sung by the people to the air of America. --Boston Transcript, June 28. The First Minnesota Regiment of Infantry, commanded by Colonel Willis A. Gorman, passed through Baltimore on its way to Washington. The full regiment makes an aggregate of 1,046 men all told, but only nine companies were on the march. This is accounted for by the fact that Company A was left at Fort Snelling, and this decreases the command to 910 men. The regiment is accompanied by Capt. Ingall's cornet ba
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Field, Cyrus West 1819-1892 (search)
Field, Cyrus West 1819-1892 Benefactor; born in Stockbridge, Mass., Nov. 30, 1819; was educated in his native town, and went to work when fifteen years old. In 1840 he began the manufacture and sale of paper on his own account, and in fifteen years became so prosperous that he was able to partially retire. About this time he became interested in ocean telegraphy, and for some time pondered the question whether a cable could not be stretched across the Atlantic. In 1854 he obtained from the Newfoundland legislature the exclusive right for fifty years to land cables on that island to be continued to the United States. He next formed a corporation consisting of Peter Cooper, Moses Taylor, Marshall O. Roberts, and Chandler White, and known as the New York, Newfoundland, and London Telegraph Company, to procure and lay a cable. After many failures and disappointments a cable was successfully laid across the Atlantic in 1866 (see Atlantic Telegraph). For his achievement he received
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mohegan, or Mohican, Indians, (search)
ith the Pequods in 1637. The bulk of the nation finally returned to the Hudson, and kept up a communication with the French in Canada, who called them Loups (wolves), which is the meaning of Mohegan. When the English and French began their great struggle for the mastery in America (about 1690), the Hudson Mohegans made peace with the Mohawks and joined the English, but were soon reduced to 200 warriors, and the Connecticut Mohegans to about 150. Some of the latter were collected at Stockbridge, Mass.; and from 1740 to 1744 the Moravians had a flourishing mission among them at Shekomeco, in Dutchess county, N. Y. Some of these went to Pennsylvania under the care of the Moravians. In the Revolution they joined the Americans, and were found in the ranks at Bunker Hill, White Plains, and other fields. After the war some of the Mohegans emigrated to Oneida, under the Rev. Samson Occum, a native preacher, and others, and before 1830 they had emigrated to Green Bay, Wis., where they aba
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New lights. (search)
als of religion, which have prevailed ever since Among its fruits were vigorous attempts at the conversion of the Indians. David Brainerd, one of the New lights, expelled from Yale College for having spoken of a tutor as destitute of religion. devoted himself to this service, first among the Indians on the frontiers of Massachusetts and New York, and then among the Delawares of New Jersey. Edwards, who had been dismissed from his church at Northampton, became preacher to the Indians at Stockbridge; and Eleazar Wheelock, a New light minister at Lebanon, Conn., established in that town an Indian missionary school. This great revival had a powerful effect on the political aspect of the colonies by the almost total abandonment of the theocratic idea of a Christian commonwealth, in which every other interest must be made subservient to unity of faith and worship, the State being held responsible to God for the salvation of the souls intrusted to its charge The revivalists put forth
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sedgwick, Catherine Maria 1789- (search)
Sedgwick, Catherine Maria 1789- Educator; born in Stockbridge, Mass., Dec. 28, 1789; and conducted a private school for fifty years. Her publications include A New England tale; Hope Leslie, or early times in Massachusetts (2 volumes ); The Linwoods, or sixty years since in America, etc. She died near Roxbury, Mass., July 31, 1867.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Williams, Stephen 1693-1782 (search)
Williams, Stephen 1693-1782 Clergyman; born in Deerfield, Mass., May 14, 1693; was carried captive by the Indians to Canada with his family in 1704; redeemed by the French governor and sent to Boston in 1705. He wrote a narrative of his experiences in captivity; graduated at Harvard College in 1713; taught in Hadley in 1713-14; was ordained in the Congregational Church and took a charge in Longmeadow, Mass., in 1716; visited the Housatonic Indians, in Stockbridge, Mass., and established a mission among them in 1734; and was chaplain of a regiment in the expedition against Louisburg in 1745 and in the campaign of 1756. He died in Longmeadow, Mass., June 10, 1782.
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Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865, Roster of the Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts Infantry. (search)
; Monson. 7 Dec 63; 20 Aug 65. $325. Piper, Charles H. 23, mar.; farmer; Stockbridge. 15 Jly 64; 20 Aug 65. porter, William 23, sin.; weaver; New Bedford. 1er; Philadelphia. 9 Mch 63; 20 Aug 65. $50. Clow John 37, mar.; laborer; Stockbridge. 8 Dec 63.; 20 Aug 65. Wounded accidentally by himself 2 Jly 64 James Id. ia. 25 Feb 63; 12 Sep 65 Boston. $50. Williams, John Q. 21, mar.; farmer; Stockbridge. 8 Dec 63; 20 Aug 65. $325. Williams, valorous W. 43, mar.; laborer; StoStockbridge. 15 Dec 63; 13 Jly 65 Charleston, S. C.; dis. $325. Willis, Jeremiah 21, mar.; farmer; Philadelphia. 9 Mch 63; 20 Aug 65. $50. Wilson, Samuel R. 21,w Bedford. 15 Apl 63; 20 Aug 65. $50. way, Charles T. 21, mar.; laborer; Stockbridge. 12 Dec 63; 20 Aug 65. $325. Stockbridge. welcome, clay 19, sin. ; laborStockbridge. welcome, clay 19, sin. ; laborer; Galesburg, Ill. 26 Apl 63; 20 Aug 65. $50. Hannibal, Mo. Wells, Samuel Corpl. 23, sin.; laborer; Galesburg, Ill. 26 Apl 63; 20 Aug 65. Wounded 16 Jly 63 Jame
ith the General Government, or with the separate States, or with any association of delegates from such States, and to report their doings to the Legislature at its present session; it being expressly declared, that their acts shall be at all times under the control, and subject to the approval or rejection, of the Legislature. On the same day, Feb. 5, the Governor, with the consent of the Council, appointed the following named gentlemen as commissioners:— Hon. John Z. Goodrich, of Stockbridge. Hon. Charles Allen, of Worcester. Hon. George S. Boutwell, of Groton. Hon. Francis B. Crowninshield, of Boston. Theophilus P. Chandler, Esq., of Brookline. John M. Forbes, Esq., of Milton. Richard P. Waters, Esq., of Beverly. These gentleman immediately proceeded to Washington, and took part in the deliberations of the Peace Congress. It was a very able delegation. There was great interest felt in regard to the action of the Peace Congress, and how far its acts w
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